Prince George man facing drug charges

 

Federal Crown counsel has approved charges in relation to a drug investigation in the city last fall.

Kenneth Daniel Kirkpatrick, a 37-year-old Prince George man, has been charged with four counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, possession of property obtained by crime, unauthorized possession of a non-restricted firearm, and careless use of a firearm.

On Wednesday October 11, the Prince George RCMP’s Street Crew Unit arrested a man in a parking lot on Ospika Boulevard.  The suspect was in possession of heroin, cocaine and a small amount of cash.

Evidence obtained, led officers to execute a search warrant at a residence on the 1600 block of Harper Drive where methamphetamine, cocaine, fentanyl, and cash was seized.

The investigation then led officers to acquire a second search warrant for a residence on Mullet Crescent.  There they located large quantities of heroin and cocaine, along with a smaller amount of cash.  A loaded shotgun was also seized.

The seized drugs have been analyzed by the RCMP lab and determined to be:

  • 507 grams of methamphetamine
  • 243 grams of Fentanyl
  • 395 grams of a combined heroin and fentanyl
  • 109 grams of cocaine

The estimated street value of these drugs is in excess of $200,000.  Officers also seized a large amount of cash and a vehicle.

Kirkpatrick was arrested on an unrelated matter on January 16.

The Prince George RCMP is committed to enforcement and prevention initiatives that combat the possession and sale of drugs in the community.  If you have any information about illegal drug activity in the Prince George area, please contact the Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.pgcrimestoppers.bc.ca (English only).  You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers.  If you provide information that leads to an arrest or the seizure of illicit drugs, you could be eligible for a cash reward.